As the first full-length novel in The White Sails Series, DISCERNING GRACE captures the spirit of an independent woman whose feminine lens blows the ordered patriarchal decks of a 19th century tall ship to smithereens. Wilful Grace Baxter, will not marry old Lord Silverton with his salivary incontinence and dead-mouse stink. Discovering she is a pawn in an arrangement between slobbery Silverton and her calculating father, Grace is devastated when Silverton reveals his true callous nature. Refusing this fate, Grace resolves to stow away. Heading to the docks, disguised as a lad to ease her escape, she encounters smooth-talking naval recruiter, Gilly, who lures her aboard HMS Discerning with promises of freedom and exploration in South America. When Grace's big mouth lands her bare-bottomed over a cannon for insubordination, her identity is exposed. The captain wants her back in London but his orders, to chart the icy archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, forbid it. Lieutenant Seamus Fitzwilliam gallantly offers to take Grace off the fretting captain's hands by placing her under his protection. Grace must now win over the crew she betrayed with her secret, while managing her feelings towards her taciturn protector, whose obstinate chivalry stifles her new-found independence. But when Grace disregards Lieutenant Fitzwilliam's warnings about the dangers of the unexplored archipelago, it costs a friend his life and she realises she is not as free as she believes. DISCERNING GRACE is hi ...
Kristina Hernandez had a happy life until the tragic death of her parents five years ago while they rendered aid to an injured man. After their deaths, she was forced to live at a local mission but found herself fantasizing about meeting the handsome man that her parents had saved. While at the mission, she reluctantly adjusted to the strict lifestyle until pirates raided her village and abducted her. They sold her into prostitution, but she was able to escape. Spying a handsome man at a tavern, she followed him and stowed away on his ship. As she sought refuge, she reflected on her past and the hatred for pirates that consumed her soul, praying all would meet a horrific demise. Unbeknownst to her, the man she followed onto the ship was not only the one from her fantasies but also the type of man she had sworn to forever hate…a pirate! Being the illegitimate son of an influential Earl and a prostitute, Maxwell Hart had a difficult life. Upon the death of his abusive mother, he joined a pirate’s crew. After years at sea, he found himself as quartermaster aboard The Abyss. As the ship departed from Tortuga, he was surprised to discover a beautiful woman hiding in his quarters. The fiery Spanish stowaway quickly turned his world upside down. He fought the feelings she stirred inside him but found them too overpowering to resist. The raven-haired beauty broke the cocoon that surrounded his hardened heart, and he found himself allowing her to be the owner of A Pirate’s Heart.
Eleanor, suddenly the sole heir to her father's estates, must wed the brutal, battle-hardened Warrior who laid siege to her castle and killed her only brother. Even as her body is bartered, and her freedom taken, Eleanor vows her enemy will never know a moment's peace while she lives. Fresh from the Crusades, commanding a battle-weary Army, the Duke of Trevich has been forced to wage war to seize the estates granted to him by the King in London. To end the ceaseless raids devastating his land and people, he must marry a girl who loathes him, who he has every reason to hate. Marry, but not bed and not keep. He refuses to allow his reward for decades of service in the Holy Land to be this dangerous madwoman of a wife. She will be his prisoner until he can set her aside. He will have only a woman of honor, dignity, loyalty, and virtue to wife. In this dark historical mystery romance, the Duke and his daring Virgin Bride fight a brutal war for their survival and the future of their people.
Audrey Norris is worried but determined. Her life has taken a drastic turn. A short year ago, she was a happily married woman with a young daughter and a warm, cozy home. Now she’s a widow responsible for her daughter, her mother, and a big fat mortgage she didn’t even know about. She can’t pay the house note and she doesn’t have a job. Her options are few and mostly undesirable. Widower Caleb Jefferson is the successful blacksmith in the town of Cutter’s Creek, Montana. His sister has been fussing after him to get married again, but he’s managed to dodge her arguments. Until now. He finally sees that his daughter needs a mother. However, he’d been in love before and that ended in disaster and heartbreak. He has no desire to fall in love again, so he’s hoping he can find a woman who will agree to his terms. When Audrey and Caleb end up together, everyone around them is delighted that their families are joining. Caleb tries to make it work, but he can’t seem to let go and move on with his life. Audrey worries about their strained relationship. She prays every day for help and guidance. She hopes that soon a breakthrough will come. God is taking His time. In the meantime, the family grows closer while Caleb drifts further away. One simple misunderstanding will sever the fragile balance they’ve created. Will this be the end of their relationship or the beginning of a lifetime of love? Read about life, love, and hope in the late 19th century in Cutter's Creek, Montana, as two fam ...
Black Eagle A woman on the run…a warrior’s vow…an assassin on their trail. THE WARRIORS OF THE IROQUOIS, BOOK 1 With the English and the French at each other’s throats, struggling for control of the North American continent, the battle lines have been drawn. But Marisa Jameson is witness to treachery closer to home. After she overhears her uncle’s plot to destroy a Dutch town for his own gain, she threatens to expose him – and is forced to run for her life. When the mesmerizing beauty says she needs a guide to visit a friend, Mohawk warrior Black Eagle agrees to be her guide, since her plans compliment his own. No one knows the wild forests of the New England better than he. But when danger dogs their every step, he suspects there’s more to Marisa’s anxiety to move swiftly than her eagerness to “visit a friend.” Caught in the crossfire of a war and with a deadly assassin hot on their trail, Marisa and Black Eagle discover that trusting each other is the only way to outrun the enemy – and that love may be the only way to survive. Warning: This book, a steamy, senuous romance, may cause one to fall in love with that special someone all over again.
Sumner Meador walked in a world of wealth and privilege as part of Charles Town’s elite, but that was years ago. Now he fights in the Southern backwoods driven by the passion he holds for the Patriot cause, shadowed by his past. Reeling from a devastating defeat at the hands of the British, Sumner seeks haven at his farm, only to find an interloper—an unwelcome and unwanted distraction. He has no time for the young woman or the complications she brings with her, but soon discovers he has no option but to give aid to the stubborn, courageous beauty whether she wants it or not.
Jane Kilmer has been violently thrust into the midst of the civil war ensuing in the backwoods. Hiding from one of the most dangerous vigilantes, Jane trusts no one. Suddenly, she has no choice but to put her life in Sumner’s hands. Both desire revenge, but neither wants what happens—to fall completely, undeniably in love with each other. As the war rages around them, their love is put to the ultimate test. The question becomes not whether their love will survive, but will they.
Adrien thought be could outwit King John... The third son returns to Montbryce after an absence of eight years. He’s been in England, masquerading as a de Quincey and trying to infiltrate King John’s inner circle. Sent by John as an emissary to a council of war in Flanders, he is unmasked as a spy. Ensnared As if that isn't bad enough, he finds himself trapped into marriage and forced to flee with his unwanted bride. Her last hope Marissa d’Ascq sees marriage to Adrien as her last hope of escaping her mother’s cruel tyranny. Little does she know the dangers she and Adrien will face in their flight.
Lady Mayville has brought her daughter to Grandon Hall because rumor has it that the earl is looking for a bride. Louisa, however, has her own reasons for coming. Her cousin, Cissy, who is with child, won't disclose the name of the father. Thomas,her brother, is coming to defend his sister's honor. Louisa hopes to stop their duel but who is the guilty part? Is it the charming Lord Darlington, Lord Benton or the lecherous Lord Dunworth? There's also the handsome Lord Beaumont...
A Mail Order Bride, Secrets, Lies and a Christmas Miracle Five Charleston women desperate for marriage minded men and the chance to rebuild their lives, after the Civil War answer an ad in the Grooms Gazette. Charity Kingston has to get out of Charleston or face life working in a brothel. But the past follows her to Angel Creek, Montana, revealing her Irish temper and the brothel owner’s demand for payment of her debt. After the war, Lewis Brown is given a chance at a new start in life. Taking a dead man’s identify he begins his new life as a saloon owner in Angel Creek. Imagine his surprise when a mail order bride comes with the saloon. In one twist of fate, his past is exposed, his secrets revealed and his worst nightmare confirmed. Lewis and Charity need a Christmas Miracle.
Katherine – Kat, Laslow’s life is in ruins, her farm has been destroyed during the American Civil War. She is now homeless, penniless and widowed without family or friends. Kat sets out to Independence, Missouri to join a wagon train of mail-order brides heading West. There is just one problem – her age... Apparently, she is too old to join the young girls that hope to find husbands in Montana. She manages to talk her way into joining the wagon train, by agreeing to teach the young girls the skills needed to attract a husband. Wagon Master, Cade Lawrence feels sure that she is just a spoiled lady from the south who will not be able to take the hardships of the trail. He lets her know exactly what he thinks of her, all the while fighting off the deep attraction he feels for her. Will Kat find her way into the heart of this surly, handsome man and prove to him that she is capable of far more than he ever dreamed of? Can Cade give in to his feelings and finally admit to himself that he might be able to let a woman become a part of his life?
At the Duke of Frampton's annual masquerade ball, Sarah Curtis is excited by the prospect of finding romance. Her father believes that the duke will propose to Sarah's older sister, Catherine before the end of the season. The hopes of the family are threatened when Sarah fails to recognize the duke in his disguise, and thus reveals more about her sister’s character than is acceptable. Meanwhile, John Martin, Sarah’s friend from childhood, finds his fondness for Sarah increasing. Sarah is becoming aware of this change in their relationship but finds herself unable to return his affections. Nevertheless, once her parents discover his intentions they begin to put more pressure on Sarah to consider Mr. Martin as a potential husband. However, Sarah has a secret of her own…she has been having clandestine liaisons with a masked admirer who, despite his disguise, stirs up deep desires within her very soul. As the duke’s regard for Catherine diminishes, Sarah makes a desperate attempt to put things right but Catherine is the mistress of her own destruction…
A Historical Holocaust novel, inspired by factual events that took place in Nazi occupied Germany FACT: In 1935, the Nazis established a program called "The Lebensborn." Their agenda, was to genetically engineer perfect Aryan children. These children were to be the new master race, once Hitler had cleared all undesirable elements (Jews, Gypsies, and everyone else the Nazi's felt had no right to live) out of Europe. Within a year the first Lebensborn institution was built and the program was underway. "A Flicker Of Light" The year is 1943.... The forests of Munich are crawling with danger under the rule of "The Third Reich," but in order to save the life of her unborn child Petra Jorgenson must escape from the home for the Lebensborn. Alone, seven months pregnant, penniless and ever threatened by the watchful eyes of the armed guards in the overhead tower, she waits until the dead of a frozen winter night. Then, Petra climbs under the flesh shredding barbed wire that surrounds the institute and at the risk of being captured and murdered she runs headlong into the terrifying desolate woods. Even during one of the darkest periods in the history of mankind, when horrific acts of cruelty became commonplace and Germany seemed to have gone crazy following the direction of a madman, sometimes ordinary people took monumental risks and proved to be unexpected heroes. And even through there were those who would try to destroy it, true love would prevail. Here, in this lost land ruled by ...
Bad Girls Have More Fun Unjustifiably branded scandalous by the newspaper society columnist, Sadie King tries to embrace her new identity to show society she is above such piddly gossip. She will wear her "bad girl" badge with pride, chin held high. At least until young businessman Levi Griffin decides to see just how salacious she really is. Since rescuing a naked Sadie from a vicious prank, Levi Griffin hasn't been the same. The woman is tempting and he can’t seem to walk away from her innocent smile and bewitching eyes. His mother, the local gossip writer, continuously berates the young woman, spreading lies. To top that, his mother insists that he marry the vixen who left Sadie in the dangerous situation to begin with. For Levi, will it come down to choosing between his beloved mother who sacrificed to give him a good life and the beguiling woman he desires. Will Sadie's love for him allow such a choice or will she walk away?
Rose Malloy has loved and lost, or has she? With her marital status a mystery, Rose slips into quiet solitude. William Woodsom is determined to coax back the lighthearted beauty who had previously dazzled Boston’s elite. He captures her fragile heart until the past resurfaces, bringing intrigue and possibly murder. Can Rose prevent further heartache not only for herself but also for the man she loves – or will her future be destroyed by an Inconceivable Deception? (On sale at Amazon for $2.99 through 2/14. Full price elsewhere.)
Upstate New York, 2012. Emily Stanton, a sociology major, graduates from college and is obligated to work for the mysterious company that funded her education. But a job with Evergreen Research Corporation is not what she expected. From fancy balls and operas to corsets and kid gloves, Emily learns to be a specialist in 1910 society. In the process, she finds herself fully immersed in the lives of wealthy aristocrats and industry leaders, whose thirst for power leads them to manipulate everything, including time. Thrust into this strange and dangerous world, Emily becomes their most important asset.
Unable to trust her coworkers or her surroundings, however, Emily finds herself alone—with her very survival in the hands of a handsome stranger, Wendell Beringer. Unfortunately, Emily soon discovers that he has a few secrets of his own. Can she trust this man or the feelings she develops for him? Only time will tell.
Follow Emily’s unexpected journey, where journal entries to her deceased aunt and the powerful secrets they contain, become her only link to the life she once knew and the future she must choose to follow.
Raphael Jones is a Kentucky-born scoundrel, who has never played by the rules. When Colorado mining heiress, Silver Nichols, hires him to stop her precious daddy from marrying a golddigger, Rafe sets out to seduce Silver and win her fortune. But beneath Silver's cool veneer, Rafe encounters a sweet vulnerability and an aching secret that threatens to send his whole world up in smoke. Now the wily scoundrel must choose: walk away or wager the one thing he can't afford to lose, his heart.
Winner: KISS Award for sexy heroes (Romantic Times Magazine) Also RT's "Reviewer's Pick."
“A delightful, laugh-out-loud romp that will lift your spirits and have you cheering for more.” ~ Kathe Robin, Romantic Times Magazine
“Wickedly funny! This book sizzles with a scoundrel you won’t mind losing your heart to.” ~ Christina Dodd, New York times Best-selling Author
“A humorous western romance that will enchant sub-genre fans. Silver is a delightful lead, but the book belongs to that rapscallion, Rafe, robber of readers’ hearts. This is another winner for deWolfe.”~ Harriet Klausner, Affaire de Coeur
Velvet Lies Series, In Order:
Scoundrel for Hire
His Wicked Dream
Seduced By An Angel
Lady Law & The Gunslinger
Adirondack tells a story of women’s empowerment and forbidden love in a time when “that just wasn’t done.” The summer of 1897 should have been like any other summer for Anna Tattersall. Along with her husband, Will, and their two boys, they spent every summer in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Her time was spent at teas and parties and all the societal happenings among the well to do who summered in Keene Valley. But that all changed when a freak storm sent Anna’s world spinning out of control and she fell into the arms of another man. He was a gentleman of letters who was wealthy, and ever so handsome. Thus begins the story of a young woman coming into her own, discovering her true self and true love for the first time in her life.
When Julian Hertford's father vanishes from their Paris gambling house, he follows a clue to England, hoping to elicit assistance from his mother's relatives. But finding his father proves to be a tangled web that will bring love, scandal and murder in it's wake and change his life forever. Georgian adventure romance to delight readers of Georgette Heyer, Lucinda Brant and Ashley Gardiner.
Israel loves Paula, but they are separated in their struggle to survive World War II Israel and Paula are teens living in Biala Podlaska, Poland, on the eve of World War II. One day Israel tells Paula that he will marry her in a few years. She objects, and their friendship ends. But when the Germans enter the city, they flee together to Russia and volunteer in Soviet labor camps - to survive. They are sent to different places. Paula works as a nurse, where she excels and is sent to Moscow to study medicine. There she marries Mila and has a son, but Mila dies at war soon after. At war’s end, in love from afar, will they ever succeed in reuniting? Meanwhile, Israel returns to his hometown as a Polish soldier and finds a letter from Paula. Their love is rekindled from afar, and he proposes marriage by mail. But will Israel ever be able to manipulate the Russian authorities to obtain a visa to penetrate the Iron Curtain and then reunite with Paula in Moscow? Will their love ever again be free to flourish?
A Pair as Opposite as Opposite can be! After harrowing experiences in the Napoleonic Wars and suffering from what we would now recognise as PTSD, half-English, half-German Lukas is making a home for his mother and sister in the leafy green of England. At least, he is in the country while his sister and mother are in London, falling under the sway of Lady Beatrix, a frivolous socialite who appears to think of nothing but fun and pairing up other people, whether they like it or not. It turns out she's not very good at match-making, and certainly not at finding her own match. Her thoughtlessness leads her into having accept an offer of marriage from the strict and disapproving Lukas. The world as she knows it seems about to fall apart. But then there's Juno, Lukas's old hunting dog, who is very good at match-making. She unerringly points everyone in the right direction.
A mysterious inheritance and magical forces thrust Kara Malone through the ages to the Scottish Highlands of old. There she encounters Alaxandar McLeod, the dark stranger who inhabits her dreams. Alaxandar leads the charge to learn the truth about the violent raids against his clan. When his horse almost tramples a beautiful stranger, he is beguiled but skeptical. Is she a spy, or worse, a witch come to lure him with her body and distract him from his quest? With his clan ever leery of Kara's presence, and the raids intensifying, Alaxandar must decide what is right for his family and his heart. Will Kara choose to stay with the stranger from her dreams made flesh, or the mission she vowed to complete?
Such a tiny lie… Desperation drove her… She couldn’t know the risk… After the death of her grandmother, Melody Fraser must quickly leave what has been her home in South Carolina. There are those who think she murdered her Nana Fraser. She’s innocent but there’s talk about arrest and prosecution. To escape, this Southern Belle agrees to become a mail-order bride in far away Montana. Several of her friends will be living in the same town. Traveling so far to marry a man she’s never met is daunting. Surely things will work out, won’t they? Nicholas “Nick” Walker is a doctor from Gettysburg whose wife and children were killed when mortar fire destroyed their home. Eager to escape the memories and ravages of the Civil War, he buys a medical practice in Montana Territory. He wants a competent nurse who can assist him with operations and care for patients as his plans expand for a hospital. He wants a well-organized wife to keep him company and start a family. With his usual efficiency, he combines the two into one job description when he requests a mail-order bride. What will it take to teach Nick that—although she isn’t what he expected—Melody is exactly what he needs?
A little mermaid. A prince to save. Only silence can break the spell. Once upon a time… The mermaid Margareta saved Prince Erik from a shipwreck. Wanting to see the prince again, Margareta strikes a bargain with the Master of Beacon Isle. If she saves his sons from a terrible curse, he will reunite her with Prince Erik. All she has to do is stay silent until the curse is broken. Silence is a virtue…until Prince Erik arrives early, searching for the mermaid who saved his life. Can two hearts speak louder than words?
Better to take the hit, than the what if... Amity's last attempt at magically helping someone was a disaster. So she decides to give up her spell casting ways. Then one day she meets the perfect man. But only by casting another spell, will she have a chance to meet that captivating nobleman again. Duncan is entranced by a beauty in the woods whom he accidentally injures. However, his duty to the kingdom keeps him too busy to seek her out. His land is in trouble, dry and dying, and needs practical help. Instead, a mage has been summoned to conduct a magical blessing. When Amity and Duncan next meet, will it be a happy reunion? Or will her magical abilities let her down again, resulting in a new disaster that destroys the land as well as her best chance at love?
Texas Hill Country, 1879. Who is Eldorado Jane? Long-lost friend or scheming superstar?
Plain Jane Dority vanished while riding in a storm beside her childhood best friend. 18 years later, Wild West trick-riding superstar Eldorado Jane returns to claim her birthright: the Dority homestead now owned by the steadfast Texan who never forgot Jane or forgave himself for her disappearance.
Lewis Adams would give anything to see his friend come home, but he's certain Eldorado Jane isn't his Jane. So why does this mesmerizing woman—with the talent and fame to have anything she desires—want the remote patch of land that he loves? There's only one way to find out: accept a wager with a deceiver who holds the power to bring back his friend or break his heart. The outcome rests in her hands. Or does it?
Friendship. Betrayal. Blackmail. Eldorado Jane holds every card... except the one that matters most.
Charlie Witt was nothing like his cruel father. Everyone in Maverick County knew Charlie was a kind, quiet man who wanted nothing more than to maintain his family home on several thousand acres of the Silversage Ranch. But when a mysterious and beautiful woman, delirious with fever, was found on his property, Charlie realized that the troubles in Maverick County had not just come knocking on his door but were ready to kick that door in. Now, he may need to fight like his father in order to beat someone even crueler and save the town from an insidious evil.
The Lady’s Choice is the captivating story of Ruthie, a beautiful and shapely farm girl and her elicit and unlikely romance with Salmon, a handsome noble and the nephew of Edinburgh Castle in 1885. In addition to the spicy encounters of Scottish Historical Romance; the storyline also features an emotional fight to care for a semi-abandoned 5 year old boy, unwanted attentions from the town’s crooked mayor and a surprising ‘happily ever after’ ending. When Salmon and his young son Ben straggle into Ruthie’s life during a torrential rainstorm, she does what comes naturally to her – she protects Ben and helps him recover after a long walk in poor conditions. But where is the boy’s mother and why is his father Salmon (who she is instantly attracted to) acting so mysteriously? How can Ruthie ensure that her family farm is cared for and continue to care for Ben, who needs motherly love and direction? Will she agree to become Salmon’s live-in nanny, while other evil men in the castle are helpless to prevent uncomfortable sexual attempts of nanny romance towards the irresistible Ruthie?
Hiding in history isn’t the thrill Emily thought it would be—but neither is time travel. When her husband, Dell, was seriously injured in an accident meant to free her from her past, Emily is left to await his recovery alone.
Traversing time without the man of her dreams becomes a nightmare with no apparent end until her husband’s younger self, Shane, arrives—handsome, arrogant, and ready to challenge Emily’s feelings for a husband who might not survive his injuries.
Inspired by the memory of Maude, her beloved great-great-aunt, Emily tries to escape her new life, only to discover that she may have just risked everything for the love of Maude.
For the Love of Maude is the second book of The Dear Maude Trilogy. The first, Dear Maude, is the story of a college graduate, whose first job is anything but conventional. Thrust into the mysterious world of time travel, Emily learns to survive by baring her soul and secrets within the pages of a journal she addresses to her great-great-aunt, and by losing her heart in a romance that knows no boundaries, including time.
Most weddings might be joyous occasions, but Hamish’s older brother Callum is marrying…a commoner. Never mind that he’s engaged to an earl’s daughter, and they’ll lose their family’s estate if he marries someone else. Hamish will just have to find a way to stop the wedding. Georgiana Butterworth is startled when a handsome Scot breaks into her bedroom and brandishes money. Evidently he’s mistaken her for her sister, newly engaged to a duke, and is trying to bribe her. Georgiana knows one thing: she won’t permit this man to ruin her sister’s chance for everlasting happiness. Hamish may be determined to stop the wedding, but Georgiana is intent to make certain the wedding happens, no matter what she has to do to distract him.
It's 18th century London, where an Earl loses a vast sum of money to his good friend, a Duke. To settle the debt, the Earl suggests that he marry his fourteen year old daughter to the Duke’s twenty-one year old son. The marriage takes place the next morning. She is terrified, and he is furious. Calling her an ugly dowd, he leaves immediately after the ceremony on the Grand Tour and does not return for four years. When he returns, two adults who have barely met, and don’t even recognize each other must build a marriage. Can these two strong and determined personalities learn to overcome the resentments of the past, and convert the misunderstandings of the present into a passionate love affair on which they can build a life? If you love a sweet romance with no sex, this version is definitely for you! If you like sex with your romance, please buy "A Duchess Enraged", the "After Dark" (sexy) version of the same story. The novel is based on actual history, that of the Earl of March and Lady Sarah Cadogan. The historical details can be found in my blog at AHeyerLove.com. The Earl of Cadogan did marry his daughter, Lady Sarah Cadogan, to the Duke of Richmond’s son, the Earl of March, sight unseen as a way of settling an enormous gambling debt he owed the Duke. They were married the day after the agreement was made, and the infuriated Earl of March departed on his Grand Tour immediately thereafter, not to return for four years. You can read the details on my blog, http://www.a ...
Colorado, 1876. Many years have passed since Bernadette Bellamy fled the Cariboo Gold Rush and her reputation as the sister of a French-Canadian gang of thieves. Armed with only an honest talent for sewing and a willingness to lead a solitary life on the run, she stays one step ahead of everyone seeking her brothers’ last—and now lost—heist. Until a craving to settle down makes her reinvent herself as Birdie Bell, a dress shop owner. The arrival of an old foe combined with her desire to hold onto her treasure trove of fabrics has Birdie joining a wagonload of brides bound for a remote town.
After losing his leg in the War between the States and his wife in the years following, Jack Peregrine buries his pain under a mountain-high pile of work. He only agrees to sign up for a mail-order bride to save the town of Noelle, keep his freighting business, and care for his absentminded grandfather. But Jack’s request for a sturdy bride who won’t crumble under his burdens brings him a woman as tiny as she is troubled.
Can two mismatched people band together to become the perfect match?
Fancy Holleday has more nerve than the average cardsharp. No man can resist her smoky voice and violet eyes—and that includes the federal tinstar, Cord Rawlins.
Cord may have tracked her all the way to Texas to recover the U.S. minting plates that she stole, but the Nevada penitentiary is a long ride north, giving her plenty of time to charm, seduce, or just plain outsmart the handsome Texas lawman.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Cord Rawlins is sworn to bring renegades to justice—including the brazen lady train robber who turned the tables on him near Carson City.
Tracking Fancy down is Cord's job, but resisting her persistent persuasions is a matter of personal honor. With Fancy's life in his hands, Cord begins to wonder if his clever prisoner is really as shameless as she pretends. Could her wicked smile be hiding a desperate secret—one that can steal his heart?
Rita Finalist, Best First Book, Romance Writers of America
Rita Finalist, Best Historical Romance (under 100,000 words), Romance Writers of America
Finalist, Reviewers Choice Award (Best Debut Novel), Romantic Times Magazine
Winner, Honey of a Heroine Award, West Houston Chapter, Romance Writers of America
"Texas Outlaw is a real triumph. Adrienne deWolfe is a brilliant author." ~Literary Times
"Funny, fresh, fast-paced and romantic, Texas ...
How do you prove that love is not a myth? That is the challenge facing adventurous English aristocrat Arabella Douglas when she falls in love with Count Ferdinand “Nando” Berg, a cynical, bitter man who has been betrayed too often to believe in love. But Arabella is willing to bet her heart and her happiness that she can change his mind. When Nando meets the audacious, outspoken Arabella, he knows she is everything he wants but never hoped to find. He yearns to believe that her candor and innocent passion are authentic, but can a distrustful, hard-hearted man learn to love again? As the two circle each other in a seductive dance full of sizzling sensuality and enthralling emotion, Arabella makes every effort to convince Nando that the future is something to believe in. Soon, though, their blossoming relationship is jeopardized as they are plunged into the midst of political intrigue at the Congress of Vienna. Treachery and deception threaten not only the couple’s new-found love, but their very lives, as they struggle to discern what is real and what is an illusion. ***** Sapphire Magic is the first book in the Fearless Women Historical Romance Series by best-selling author Nina Beaumont. Gutsy heroines and dashing heroes. Love, passion, and sensuality. Intrigue, rebellion, and revolution. A thrilling journey through 19th century Europe, packed with vivid, true-to-life historical detail. Read all of the books in the Fearless Women Historical Romance Series. Each can be enjoyed ...
Set in 17th century England, this is a tale of jealousy, ambition and forbidden love. The Duke of Northumberland, is a lonely and morose man. He tries to engross himself in the management of his coal mines, where he is famed amongst his employees for his sense of justice and fairness. However the death of one of his most faithful workers in an accident, perturbs him. Moreover Abigail, the daughter of that employee, one of the housemaids in the castle he has inherited, will not let him forget his involvement in that accident. A long time business rival and his estranged cousin the Earl of Aldrich, is also looking for a way to extract revenge from the Duke for previous wrongs. In a reversal of fortunes, the Duke finds himself forced to abandon his Castle while Abigail discovers she is not really the daughter of a coal miner. Abigail, caught in the midst of the rivalry between two powerful men, discovers that nothing is as it seems. Not even her own past.
The War Between the States ended 5 years ago, but she still pursues her enemy...
Rebel spy turned government rabble rouser Adella Willows receives her mission straight from a Washington senator—play havoc with the Katy Railroad & derail its bid to win the race. The senator craves wealth. Adella craves revenge. But her plans crumble into chaos when she enters a battle of wits with the railroad's foreman.
An ocean separates him from his failures in Ireland, but he's still haunted by those who died...
Cormac McGrady's sole desire is keeping his workmen safe their rivals. But the beautiful spy bedeviling his railroad needs protecting as well. Cormac must choose between winning the race and winning Adella's heart, while Adella must choose whether she lives for revenge or dies for love.
Can the pursuit of an old enemy lead to a new love?
Malcolm Arlingby, Rowena’s headstrong brother from A Collector’s Item, settles into his new life as the Earl of Wroxton. Content to while away his time in the decadence he missed during his exile from England, Malcolm hasn’t been paying attention to the duties that come with the title. A letter from the mistress of a neighboring estate warns of smugglers using Malcolm’s lands for their dastardly deeds and he must finally put aside his entertainments to handle the business of being an Earl. Helena Keighley, the one who sent the letter, is not the sour spinster Malcolm was expecting, however. She is a beautiful, vibrant and equally headstrong woman who is more than ready to take Malcolm to task for ignoring his duties. As the pair becomes embroiled in solving the problem of the smugglers, a strong attraction develops. The smugglers aren’t going without a fight, though. Will his new neighbor bring Malcolm all the things he never knew he wanted? Or, will the smugglers destroy it all? Find out in The Contraband Courtship.
The war years are behind them. The future is before them. And one by one, the widows of Lyttlefield Park are getting restless . . . Lady Charlotte Cavendish is still the spirited girl who tried to elope in the name of love. That dream was thwarted by her father who trapped her into a loveless, passionless marriage. But now widowed, Charlotte is free to reenter the giddy world of the ton—and pursue her desires. For hardly your typical widow, she remains innocent to the pleasures of the flesh. Yet her life is finally her own, and she intends to keep it that way . . . Nash, the twelfth Earl of Wrotham, is beguiled by Charlotte at first sight—and the feeling is mutual. When he receives her intriguing invitation to a house party, the marriage-minded lord plans to further their acquaintance. But even he cannot sway her aversion to matrimony, and only with great restraint does he resist her most tempting offer. For unbeknownst to Charlotte, the misadventures of the past are revisiting them both, and bedding her could cost him everything—or give him everything he ever wanted . . .
Heroes They come from all walks of life. Men and women in uniform, standing up to serve their country, banding in an untouchable brotherhood / sisterhood to protect its citizens. Some will find both glory and pain, some find their purpose in life, but for so many, the war will never truly end. Join these honorable men and women as we explore their journeys. These stories show what it means for them and their families when they make the brave decision to sign up to serve their country. Home of the Brave contains stories of soldiers, airmen, marines, and seamen who defend us all from so many things. Most we will never even know about, that’s how incredible they truly are. All proceeds from this set will be used to help the men, women and families of our Armed Forces.
Thanks to their large extended family and unconventional courtship, The Worthingtons have seen their share of scandal and excitement. But nothing has prepared them for this...
The Dowager Lady Worthington isn’t quite sure what to make of country-girl Dorothea Stern. As the granddaughter of the Duke of Bristol, Dotty is schooled in the ways and means of the nobility. But her sharp wit and outspoken nature has everyone in a tizzy. Especially their cousin, Dominic, the Marquis of Merton.
Prematurely stuffy, Dom was raised by his cheerless uncle to be wary of a host of things, including innovation, waltzing, and most perilous of all: true love. Still, there’s something about Dotty, beyond her beauty, that Dom cannot resist. But the odds are against him if he intends to win her as his bride. Will he choose loyalty to his family—or risk everything for the one woman he believes is his perfect match…
To all of London, Sebastian Traherne is a pretentious fop who prizes his tailor over his dukedom. In truth, hes an obsessively rational fellow protecting a secret marriage. When a prickly Welsh miss arrives at his crumbling castle one gloomy night, she upends his worldand every principle he holds dear. Worse, she believes in a silly fairy tale known as True Love.
Gwynna Owen might be the last true Princess of Wales, but she needs this very English duke to claim her legacy and vanquish a tyrant. When Sebastian quickly sees through her boys disguise, she must plead her case with only a rusty daggerand sapphire eyes that conjure what he most wishes to avoid.
ONE PRINCESS. TWO HUSBANDS. BY ORDER OF THE KING. A princess falls in love with a handsome knight; the stuff of fairy tales, but not very remarkable, even in an age where love was hardly a prerequisite for marriage. It is the princess, Joan of Kent, who is remarkable. Forbidden by the king to marry, she does it anyway, in secret. When the King discovers what she has done, he is furious. He has more pressing concerns than love and forces her to bigamy. But still she will not give up. Who is this young woman, who would dare defy her family, and even her king, for ten long years just to win the man she loves? Will she succeed - and what will happen if she does? She was known in her time as 'a vain and indecent woman.' This is her true story, told by the one man who knew her best, - though she did not remember him at all.
How much would you gamble for love? Rufus Lovell has been thrust unexpectedly into riches, and gained a new set of friends who delight in wagers and bets, with nothing too small or too big to gamble on – even marriage.
So when a tipsy party joke becomes a wager on Rufus’ marriage, he knows he should said no.
But Juliana Honeyfield, the unwitting and unknowing focus of the gamble, is not the simple and malleable young woman that Rufus’ friends take her for.
She demands a lot more from her acquaintances, and the challenge of understanding this intriguing woman and keeping the truth of the wager from her starts to wear thin on Rufus.
Especially when his belief in marriage has already been so greatly rocked, and his family history is sunk in crime, alcoholism, and prison.
Will it be possible for Rufus to charm the winning Juliana?
Does he owe her the truth about his initial interest in her?
And who will eventually win the Michaelmas wager?
A Michaelmas Wager is a charming Regency romance novella about the unlikely consequences of spur of the moment decisions.
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"Thus begins a wonderful romance that, at times, reminded me of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"." --- Amazon reviewer.
"Read this beautifully written book to see what kind of happy ever after comes of this bet!" --- Amazon reviewer.
Victorian London, 1895….Henrietta Jones is about to snap!
Wild and unmanageable, “Harry” runs away to buy a horseless carriage and a pair of red buttoned up boots. She instantly dislikes an arrogant American, and when she can’t intimidate him, she falls in love with his automobile, needles him, taunts him, flaunts her ice maiden look until he is driven mad, and then plots to straighten his nose.
The first Henrietta Jones was blessed with a daughter who has grown up to be more extreme and full of the devil than anyone else in Victorian England. After being ridiculously trained to cheat at life and kill men with two fingers she rebels. She’s had enough.
But somebody wants Joshua dead. She discovers a murderous scheme to destroy England, and upsets the beautiful but brutal red-lipped cigarette-smoking Magda von Uxhuell-GIllenband, who tries to seduce Joshua and then tries to kill him.
She postpones plans to turn wild, to unravel automobile murders, a deadly secret treaty, and save a stupid boy. She seems to be England’s top spy but nobody has told her. She becomes a brilliant detective but steals the evidence. She enters the first London to Brighton Automobile Race, and fights a femme fatale in the last duel in Hyde Park.
Only Harry can save the country from chaos, but can Joshua stand the pace?
And how will she fix that infuriating broken nose!
One accidental crime changed my life forever. Horribly and tragically. But that was just the beginning of my bad fortune. Every time I swore things couldn’t possibly get worse, they did. Here I was, preparing to face one of the region’s most terrifying enemies with a single tribeswoman as my witness if I failed. A woman who’d hated me from the moment I’d joined the Croatoans because of the English blood running through my veins. The only common ground we shared was our plan to sacrifice ourselves so everyone we loved could finally be free. WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD! A rare beauty, Agnes Wood is forced from her country parish to the social whirl of London when her aunt and uncle negotiate her betrothal to an older nobleman to satisfy her uncle's gaming debts. While attempting to make the most of a bad situation, she accidentally commits a crime that will lead her to the other side of the world and into the crosshairs of a far more dangerous game. The layers of a terrifying conspiracy unfold, and two powerful men fight over her heart in the winner-take-all rugged wilderness of the New World. For centuries to come, they would be called the LOST COLONISTS OF ROANOKE ISLAND.
It's 1950 in Sydney, Australia. A masquerade ball, a lecherous man harassing young artist Zoe Lambros and Zoe's kind hearted lover, Eva Haralambos, steps in to protect the woman she loves. Her lover Eva has a plan to defend Zoe's honor and give the notorious legendary Australian artist Fletcher his comeuppance! Eva is a dark haired, blue eyed, six-foot tall peaceful and gentle woman but to defend Zoe against Fletcher she is to metamorphosize into a tattooed, leather clad Greaser (known in Australia as Widgies) on her own intimidatory mission. Can the tender, kind-hearted Eva become a tough Widgie Knight for her lady in distress? This Intertwined Souls Series Novella series also features a journal entry for the night by Zoe. It's late evening and Zoe has taken her journal to write about Eva's efforts to defend her honor. Zoe reflects on the woman that she loves and how Eva transformed into her knight. Eva reveals who she imitated to achieve the intimidating figure she became. Featuring Brazilian artist Lucia Nobrega's illustrations of Eva and Zoe Lambros from the Intertwined Souls Series. A Widgie Knight was recently turned into a radio play and performed on BlogTalk Radio show Sherri's Playhouse.
It's going to take a Beast to tame this Beauty The Enigma Earl. The Lord Phantom. That's what the gossip pages call Lord Greenwich, a mysterious nobleman who doesn't show his face in London Society. With a reputation like that, it's no wonder that Lydia Montgomery is horrified to be dragged from bed and packed off to live with him to save her mother from penury. While Lydia has received all of the training a lady should endure, she's decidedly un-ladylike. She despises her corset and isn't interested in marriage; in fact, she would prefer to remain unmarried so that she can spend her time improving her art. But if she wants a chance at happiness, she'll have to set aside her fear of Lord Greenwich and discover the man hiding behind the beast. Midnight Meetings series Meet the Earl at Midnight, book 1 The Lady Meets Her Match, book 2 The Lord Meets His Lady, book 3 Meet a Rogue at Midnight, book 4 (a novella)
I will return to you, my love…
Jane Glenforest's father believed she was too young to marry, so he’d stolen her and her newborn son away from the handsome Assiniboine Indian she’d wed and taken her to Surrey, England. In spite of divorce papers and rumors he’s wed another, Jane’s never forgotten the man who’d stolen her heart and given her son legitimacy. When Buffalo Bill's Wild West show comes to England—bringing her ex-husband with it—Jane’s curious to see her lost love, in spite of her new fiancé.
Although Iron Wolf's purpose in working for Bill Cody's Wild West show is to fulfill his father's vision to find and stop a deceiver, he fell in love with and married Jane Glenforest. But, no sooner had Jane given birth than her father stole her away. Now, a few years later, Iron Wolf is arriving in England with the hope of rekindling the love he once shared with Jane. However, instead of love, he finds his wife loathes him, believing he has married another. And, when he discovers she is engaged to another man, he declares war on both her and the fiancé.
But when their son is kidnapped, Jane and Iron Wolf must work together to rescue him. And, as danger escalates, they discover trusting each other might be the only way to save their son. Will Jane and Iron Wolf learn to forgive one another, to reignite the embers of a passion that never died, or will the lies of a deceiver destroy their love forever?
Warning: Rediscovered love might cause sleepless ni ...
Two worlds. Forbidden love. Blackfoot Warriors, Book 2 Katrina Wellington is vexed. She must marry to obtain the rest of her inheritance. But her uncle, who left her in New York with a governess to make his fortune out West, has suddenly decided he must approve of her fiancé before he will loosen the purse strings to her dowry. Swallowing her outrage, the socialite treks to the same wilderness that claimed her parents’ lives years ago. Some small part of her is crestfallen that her uncle is not waiting with open arms. Only three guides, Indian guides, await her, and one of them is far too handsome for his own good. At first, White Eagle does not like the spoiled, willful niece of the white trader. When he catches a glimpse of the vulnerability behind her prickly exterior, he can’t resist challenging the dazzling beauty to rediscover her true inheritance—the inner strength bequeathed to her by her parents. Close contact on the trail soon arouses a soul-stirring passion and in its turn, love. But love may not be enough to sustain a relationship that is forbidden in both their worlds. This book is the 25th year anniversary edition of the book, newly re-edited with the original map included. Warning: Sensuous Romance that contains a captivating passion that could lead to a romantic evening spent in the company of one’s own love.
Andrew Elliott, Earl of Hartland, is no stranger to scandal. A notorious rake and eccentric genius, he fights crime in armor of his own design and celebrates his achievements with the merriest of widows. What the ton doesn’t know is that Hart has received a warning: danger is heading for London and it’s looking for Sarah Shipton. Sarah discovers the bookshop her mother owns is failing and they will have nothing to live on when the month is out. So when the Earl of Hartland offers for her, she agrees to the marriage. But marrying Hart throws Sarah from the frying pan of imminent poverty into the fire of a world filled with science and peril she never knew existed. How will Sarah cope with the knowledge that someone wants her dead? Can Hart keep her safe from a person hell bent on her destruction?
Promises are never forgotten and always fulfilled - sand, sun, love and madcap Zoe Lambros on a mission to fulfill a promise she made to her wife Eva in the Egyptian refugee camp in 1946. A joyous romantic comedy. Featuring the Illustrations of Lucia Nobrega It's 1948 in Sydney, Australia and Zoe Lambros is planning a surprise for Eva. She enlists the help of best friend Elena and together they make one of Zoe's zaniest ideas come to life. Zoe always delivers on her promises no matter how long it takes. Eva, Zoe, Elena, Henry and Earl are back for a Christmas like no other.
From the author of the bestselling series Winds of Betrayal and Southern Legacy comes Winds of Change Complete Series. Book One— The Governor’s Daughter Cathryn Blankenship has no desire for a season in London! Why on earth would her father want her to leave her home in Charles Town? Upon Cathryn’s steadfast refusal, Governor Blankenship is forced to assign a young lieutenant to watch over Cathryn on the journey and ensure his daughter’s appearance in London. Cathryn finds Lieutenant Jake Pennington the most aggravating, maddening man she has ever met...a man Cathryn soon admits she is in no hurry to see leave. But fate has other plans for her in a world she is ill-prepared to enter. She descends into a place where love and betrayal go hand and hand, where greed and treachery are second nature, but moreover, the threat her father believes he has sent her is awaiting her arrival. When fate tears her apart from her Lieutenant, Cathryn finds herself desolate and alone. Soon, Cathryn makes fateful decisions that will send her back to her home. A home far different than the one she left. A war rages. Soon, she discovers her life is in danger and the only one that can save her is the one who left her heartbroken. Book Two— The Bastard’s Son Sumner Meador walked in a world of wealth and privilege as part of Charles Town’s elite, but that was years ago. Now he fights in the Southern backwoods driven by the passion he holds for the Patriot cause, shadowed by his past. Reeling from a d ...
The Hancocks and Ashfords have had a long-standing feud between their families long before Miss Jane Hancock couldn't stand the sight of gentleman farmer Adam Ashford. But after both families fall on hard times and an unscrupulous creditor forces Jane and Adam to sign a devil's bargain, they'll finally understand the true meaning of keeping your enemies close at hand.
The terms of this bargain? Locate a lost treasure shrouded in deception and mystery.
The catch? Only one can claim it to win...the loser is left to ruin.
As Jane and Adam embark on a trek throughout England they plan to hate their adversary, no matter how attractive, generous, and kind they are.
Sometimes, plans change...
A group of Americans decides to tour Israel with their Synagogue. But unbeknownst to the other members of the Temple, one of the visitors has a secret that compels her to take this trip to her Jewish homeland in search of answers. Meanwhile, a group of radical Islamists plans to use the American visitors as a way to bend Israel’s policy of never negotiating with terrorists. They will use any means necessary in order to free members of their group who are being held in Israeli prisons. However, in order to achieve their goal, the terrorists must contend with Elan Amsel a Mossad agent who has devoted his life to the survival of his beloved Israel. He believes that nothing can break him, that is, until the fate of two innocent girls is thrust into his hands. Forever, my Homeland, is the story of a country built on blood and determination. It is the tale of a strong and courageous people who don’t have the luxury of backing down from any fight, because they live with the constant memory of the Shoah and in the back of their minds, there is always a soft voice that whispers “Never Again’.
A USA Today Best Selling author and two-time Readers' Favorite Gold Medal winner, S. R. Mallery--as her fans say--"brings history to life." It's 1941 in New York City, a time before Pearl Harbor, when Nazi spies are everywhere in the U.S. and no one knows who's working for whom. In comes beautiful Lily, paid to gather intelligence by setting up a "honey trap" for Joe Stiles, a supposed German infiltrator. Problem is, she soon faces a danger she isn't prepared for--falling in love. HERE'S WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: 1) “Certainly a page turner and an extremely well written novel about espionage in the good old US of A. Taking place in New York City in 1941, the scene is set for a thrill a page and more than a few unexpected twists and turns. And, those twists continue right until the last page.” – Top 50 Amazon Reviewer 2) “An amazing read this snowy day in Vermont…Truly deserving of five stars. And, I will definitely check other stories by this author.. Most highly recommended.” 3) “This book hooked me in from the first page. So, many books about the Nazis in WW2 are set in Europe. This one is different, it’s set in the USA… I loved it!” 4) “The perfect combination of history and romantic suspense in this WW2 piece that hooked me from the first chapter, this is a can’t put down masterpiece.”
What does the wolf-eyed Viking want? Stolen by marauding Danes, Helena’s desperate to escape their camp. Her unlikely savior comes, a fierce Viking chieftain named Hakan, who takes her to the frozen north. Hakan wants to lay down his sword and live a peaceful farmer’s life. Past betrayal left him cold to love, yet the Frankish woman who keeps his longhouse thaws his icy heart. Helena wasn’t born a slave. She wants nothing more than to return home, yet her stoic master fascinates her...he’s as bold as the wild northlands. But war is brewing —a kingdom’s in the balance and Hakan must take up his sword. Can the Viking warrior defend his homeland and keep the woman he loves? Norse series Norse Jewel, book 1 To Find a Viking Treasure, book 2
Miss Eveline Thwaite, clever, often caustic and always outspoken, lives with her married sister, Fanny, as she is a spinster of nine-and-twenty. Her quiet morning reading is interrupted by her sister’s announcement: Eveline’s niece, Charlotte, is to be married to Crispin Royston, Baron Hawkinge, a rake of quite some reputation. Eveline cannot abide the thought of Charlotte, whose heart is elsewhere, marrying a man solely for the purpose of preventing her family’s bankruptcy. After speaking to Charlotte, however, it seems the young girl’s mind is firmly made. Not one to stay silent in such a situation, Eveline pays Crispin a visit. Will Eveline succeed in preventing Charlotte’s loveless marriage? Will she get a Valentine’s surprise of her own? Find out in the slightly steamy, very romantic Wild Oats.
Wade Johnson is a man who runs a cattle ranch, five miles from the small town of Alexandar, Colorado. He’s struggling to raise three children alone after losing his wife in an influenza epidemic two years earlier. Annalise Hudson is a woman happy in life. She works long hours in the family diner which she inherited when her mama and daddy were killed in a freak accident. Wade’s eldest daughter thinks it’s about time he remarried, but he’s having none of her suggestion to advertise for a mail-order bride. Annalise is forced to make a decision she wasn’t ready for when her world is tipped upside down. Can these two make a life together when their meeting is based on deceit? This is part of a multi-author series but complete stand alone.
In the spring of 1867, two strangers arrive in the village of Afton, Iowa, where the Whitlocks have settled: one bringing trouble to the Whitlock business, the other bringing promise of family fortune. The visitors draw Suzanna Whitlock and her scattered family into the political and social upheavals that are re-shaping post-Civil War America. An inspiring tale of commitment, courage, independent spirit, and acceptance, this story presents a fascinating primer on currents influencing late 1860s US history while exploring the challenges of a nation coming to terms with ever-growing differences in race and class. It includes a poignant portrait of four family members who struggle to remain connected as the vastness of their expanding nation and the lure of new opportunities threaten to pull them apart. Though written as a stand-alone novel, \"Suzanna's Song\" is the third and final book in the Whitlock family saga that includes \"River of Light and Shadow\" and \"Wild Whistling Blackbirds.\" The trilogy follows the Whitlocks as they flee the tumultuous Mormon Wars of 1840s Missouri, endure the national and personal tragedies of the American Civil War, and become part of reconstruction and westward expansion in the late 1860s.
A dutiful daughter. A prince forced to find a bride. If the shoe fits… Once upon a time… When the Emperor’s army comes recruiting, Mai signs up, seeing it as the perfect escape from her stepmother and a lifetime of drudgery. Armed with her mother’s armour and a pair of magic shoes, Mai marches off to war…only to find herself sharing a tent with the General’s arrogant nephew, Prince Yi. The best swordsman in the Empire, Prince Yi wants to make war, not love, but the Emperor insists this will be Yi’s last campaign before he must marry. Prince Yi has never met his match…until now. Can one woman win the war and the prince’s heart?
Can a man with a past and a woman from the future forge a love for all time? Nobody would blame widowed doctoral student Eliza James for giving up on Happily Ever After; at twenty-nine, she’s suffered more loss than most people do in a lifetime. But Eliza’s convinced her own hero is still out there, waiting for her, just like in the beloved romance novels she devours. Every Jane Austen-loving girl deserves a Darcy, right? Only Eliza doesn’t dream of a modern-day affair: she wants the whole Regency experience. When a magical manuscript thrusts her back two hundred years into the arms and life of one Deveric Mattersley, Duke of Claremont, however, Eliza realizes some fantasies aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, especially when her duke proves himself less than a Prince Charming. Convinced he's at fault for the death of his wife, Deveric Mattersley has no interest in women, much less marriage. Determined to atone for his sins, he decrees himself content to focus on running his family’s estates, and on raising his son–until the mysterious Mrs. James appears. Who is she? What does she want? And why does she make Dev’s blood run hot in a way no woman ever has? A charming time-travel Regency romance full of wit and humor, A Matter of Time reminds us that, like books, you can't judge people by their covers, and that love often comes when least expected. --- 2016 HOLT Medallion Certificate of Merit winner for Best Paranormal and Best Book by a Virginia Author 2016 RONE Finalist for ...
Her Beauty Takes His Breath Away… Only She Can Restore It Eagle Heart of the Blackfoot Nation has not come to the trading post, Fort Union, to trade, but to find his missing brother. The medicine man has never seen a white woman, but, when she walks into the room, her beauty literally steals his breath. Laylah McIntosh has assets besides beauty that make her valuable to her father, the fort's trader: her skill with numbers, her photographic memory and her knowledge of the sign language used by all the tribes. But, when she’s injured and caught in a fierce blizzard, it is Eagle Heart, alone, who rescues her. Forced into each other's company, their attraction deepens. But a union between them is forbidden in both their worlds. Can their love find a way to survive? Or will their differences separate them forever? Warning: Sensuous romance and a love written in the stars could cause a gal to go West in search of love and adventure.
Two princesses. One prince. And the war has just begun. Once upon a time… Princess Ava was sent to a neighbouring kingdom as a lady-in-waiting to her sister, their future queen. Until a runaway horse, a case of amnesia and a cold-hearted king conspire to bring her to the prince’s attention. Now the prince believes Ava is his bride, and her sister is just a serving maid. One thing is certain: the prince must marry one of the princesses, or there will be war. But when all’s fair in love and war…who will win the battle for the prince’s heart?
Long ago, a curse was set in stone...no human may touch a faery for if they do, the immortal must serve the human's every whim.... When three courageous women take on the challenge to find true love with three daring heroes, their reckless passion sets off consequences that threatens to destroy both worlds. FLOWERS BY MOONLIGHT - A knight blinded in battle, Conn has little future in Medieval England. Only the soothing voice of a mysterious maiden has the power to enliven his miserable heart. But is Sira a real woman, a ghost, or something not quite human? KISSED BY STARLIGHT - Turned to stone by the wrath of the Fey King, Blaic has stood watch in a garden for more than 700 years. Felicia's tears brought him back to life, but his real troubles are only just beginning...for not even immortality has prepared him for falling in love with a human girl. MAGIC BY DAYLIGHT -- Dominic Knight swears he is sent to protect Clarice from the the vengeance of the Fey. But when she discovers his real motives, she embarks on a dangerous journey in the faerie realm and is forced to make a devastating choice.
Bobby-Jo Fletcher is a woman raised by her father. He taught her to fish, shoot, and look out for herself. Dallas McBride wasn’t looking for love. He was content living life on his own terms. When these two meet, sparks fly, and both lives are turned upside down. Can Dallas convince the spoiled fiery minx, used to getting her own way, that she can’t survive alone in the goldfields of Alaska? What will he do when he finds himself falling in love? This book is part of a multi-author series but read as a stand alone.
Set in the 1930's Dust Bowl in Colorado, the conflict from the threats of foreclosure, drought, and loss of her teaching job plague Addy Meyer. A clean romance, this historic fiction includes the stitching of a quilt from feed bags. Despair, dust and drought weave together with community to create the fabric of the Dust Bowl in muted earth tones punctuated by vivid threads of hope.
Can a mysterious inheritance from an eccentric billionaire right a wrong from generations ago? When Anne is plunged into the lives of the top one percent she finds herself entangled with a cutthroat family who will do anything to keep the past buried. As she uncovers generations of secrets that stir bitter memories she’s thrust into the crosshairs of a vindictive scheme. The family lawyer is the only one keeping her strong, and Anne is falling for him, but is he genuine or only interested in her new wealth? Two generations earlier, Rose has newly immigrated to the United States from Taiwan. In an era when Chinese immigrants are not always welcome, Rose knows she must tread lightly in her new home. However, the temptations in the world of the very rich, the freedom of her new western lifestyle, and her teenage naiveté make her throw caution to the wind. Will she have the strength to walk away when the boss’s son turns his attention to her? Rose’s decision could cause ripples through generations of families. Will Anne be affected so many years later or will she set her own path in a new more modern world? A multicultural historical clean romance, Forbidden Blossom shows how love can transcend racial tensions no matter what era you're in.
Barely seventeen, beautiful but naive Lady Catherine Gresham prepares for her entrance into London society. She's convinced that she won't meet a suitable suitor at the glamorous dances during her first season, especially when it's cut short. Despite all odds, the heart will hear its own beat. And when Lady Catherine is faced with an unexpected choice she learns that the Dowager Duchess of Grandchester has been right all along: Love is blind.
Lucy Locket, the long-lost granddaughter of a duchess, has never been a part of Society. One day, she was living a secluded life as the prisoner of a criminal, and the next day she was an heiress in a world she did not even remotely understand. She does not embody the typical qualities of a well-born lady...at all. She can't curtsy, she doesn’t hide her emotions, she’s too clever by far. But in three months, she must marry a suitor with a royally-bestowed title, or she forfeits a fortune—leaving her and the duchess in dire straits. All Henry Beaumont wants is to prove himself to Society and step outside of his half-brother’s shadow. So when the duchess asks him for a personal favor involving her newly found granddaughter—with a hefty thank you reward at the end—he leaps at the opportunity. It seems as if Lucy is trading one prison for another. Henry has now become a permanent fixture as her charming yet iron-fisted taskmaster and tutor in the ways of High Society. Like oil and water, Lucy and Henry spar in an epic battle of wills—and even rapiers. But Lucy’s past and her surprising, undeniable feelings for Henry may doom their undertaking if he declares his love for her...because without a title, he can never be hers.
Ian Fitzwilliam wasn’t supposed to end up an English Lord, but after the title falls in his lap he works hard to secure himself in proper society, and takes a step into improper places as well, following a desire he hardly understands. Jane Stanton is not only an actress at the Cupid’s Bow theater, she also entertains customers in a London pleasure house. When an adorable Scotsman ends up on his knees before her, she finds new joy in her work. Lust turns to love and Ian is caught between his duty to wed and his feelings for Jane. In the end, can there be a happy ending for two people who stand so far apart in society’s eyes?
An epic journey, which will test a young woman's will to survive and lead her into the arms of destiny (Historical Drama: Adult).
Alaric Montfort, the fifth Earl of Brayleigh, is well-known as a collector of beautiful things. He's equally well-known for stopping at nothing to acquire that which he desires, even if it means bringing others to ruin. His latest target is Lady Rowena Arlingby. Rowena, a young woman of means, has a penchant for speaking her mind and seeking adventure. She also happens to be the sister of Alaric's greatest enemy. When Alaric decides that Rowena would make the perfect addition to his collection, he sets in motion a series of events that eventually involve Rowena and him in an old mystery and the search for a cold-blooded killer. Will logical, hard-hearted Alaric succeed in adding the beautiful Rowena, who wishes to marry only for love, to his renowned collection? Can the pair survive the search for a dangerous murderer? Where is the infamous Pearl of Sirsi? Find out in That Infamous Pearl: Rowena's Traditional Regency Romance. The danger is real, the romance is captivating and sweet (no sex).
Layne Fletcher, the only girl in a family of three boys, has grown up learning to use a sword and joust, but she is not a knight. She and her brothers have been traveling from tourney to tourney to make enough coin to buy their own farm to shelter their ailing father. When her brother is found unconscious before an important tournament, Layne takes his place on the jousting field against... Griffin Wolfe, the undefeated jousting champion. When he is unhorsed by a slip of a woman who is not a knight, he demands retribution. His honor will not allow him to let a woman be thrown in the dungeon and he has no choice but to pay her fine, ordering her to travel with him until her brothers can repay him. Griffin attempts to educate Layne in the art of being a woman, but finds he is attracted to her exciting personality and uncommon beauty despite her less than lady like ways. But someone is trying to sabotage Griffin as he competes in the tournaments. Can Layne and Griffin discover who the culprit is while keeping their families safe and their growing attraction secret?
Do people prove their worth by strength, or by character?
Half-Romany, half-English lord, he lives a perilous Gypsy life … until a sweet English rose saves his life, and perhaps his soul. Widowed by a cruel husband, she's given up all hope of love. Brought together in peril, they dare to reach for a brighter future together.
Travel back to Regency England for this sweet, inspirational romance.
I married a notorious rake who was rumored to be incredible lover; only what I got was a cold and distant husband. Constance a first year debutant married Radolf the count of Rutland. Radolf had a dark secret he planned on keeping separate from his marriage. Pain and pleasure were not something you exposed a lady to and his wife was a lady. Constance could not believe this cold and distant man was the incredible lover all the women spoke about. Why couldn't she have married his best friend Edward Sutherland? Radolf is having a hard time restraining his desire for his wife and when she push him over the edge he has no choice but to introduce her to his locked room for punishment. Constance is shocked but his passion and the desire he unlocks inside of her, help her to quickly accept this side of her husband. However, when Edward begins to seduce her, and she realizes she attracted to and wants both men, she doesn't know what to do. Will Radolf kill Edward or her? Could this all part of Radolf’s dark secrets for Constance to accepted both Radolf and Edward in her life and bed?
A warrior with a dark past. A time traveller with a burning ambition. And a love that might just endure across time. When Kara Knight is offered the chance to travel through time, it seems too good to be true. This is what she has dreamed of her entire life - and a trip to the middle ages? This research trip will be the one that makes her career. For Drest, the arrival of a group of strangers is less than welcome. His hillfort is already under threat from neighbouring tribes - why would he risk letting in people he can't trust? But something about Kara is irresistible. His heart cannot turn her away, no matter what his head says. As Kara and Drest begin to untangle a centuries-old mystery, they find themselves increasingly caught up in each other's lives. But will the truth bring them closer together or thrust them apart?
Their hearts must become one…or a deadly mission could destroy them. When indentured servant Sarah Strong is set upon by war parties and tossed about by river rapids, two thoughts crowd her mind as she sails over the edge of a mountain-high waterfall. That she and her young charge will never make it to New Hampshire. And she will never know what it’s like to be deeply loved by a man who would give his life to protect her. For fifteen years, White Thunder has searched fruitlessly for the man who murdered his beloved wife and unborn child. The European invaders have brought his people nothing but misery, but when he stumbles across an unconscious white woman washed up on the shore, his Seneca heart tells him that like it or not, her fate rests in his hands. As he holds the thrashing woman through her fever, his body reminds him he’s been celibate far too long. If this is a test of devotion to his quest, it’s a test double-edged with duty and desire. And no matter which way it cuts, one of them will bleed… Warning: Sensuous Romance that may cause a strong desire to tumble over a waterfall in search of true love.
GRACE ARISING is the third full-length novel in The White Sails Series. The burgeoning 1840s New Holland wool market is irresistible to entrepreneurial souls prepared to brave the open oceans. Having survived unimaginable tragedy together, Grace and Seamus Fitzwilliam plan a fresh start aboard their new ship, Elias. Lucius Chittenden, the new first mate, comes highly-recommended, and with the return of the trusted crew, the journey promises smooth sailing. The Elias is bursting with goods for the colony as well as shepherds for Gilly Downs, but it is not long before a theft is discovered, souring the mood aboard. While Chittenden’s demand for expedience guarantees blistering speeds, it comes at a cost to the men’s morale, and sets Seamus and Grace at loggerheads. Seamus believes the officer pragmatic, Grace believes him cruel. When Chittenden’s cavalier attitude results in him shooting Seamus, Grace has Chittenden chained to the hold. With Seamus gravely injured, she assumes command of the Elias, taking responsibility for seeing her crew and family to safety. The demands of navigating a tall ship across stormy seas, while trying to keep Seamus alive and managing her children, sees Grace bowed by duty. Sheer grit keeps her at the helm, affecting an air of steadfastness and complete control—but do the sailors see this in her? And will she make it to New Holland in time to save Seamus’s life? Be prepared to be swept away from the smoggy skies of London, across the roiling Indian ...
Meet the Earl of Redmere in the 1st book in the Rogues of Redmere series, a brand new Regency romance series by #1 bestselling author Samantha Holt. Red never shies away from a challenge. Never. But when Miss Hannah St. John strides into his life demanding—yes, demanding—he help her, he’s certain she’s more challenge than even he can handle. Hannah is determined to transport an artifact from France—one that will change everything—even if it means working with a lawless man like Red. Nothing is more important than preserving history. Nothing. Not even the touch of a smuggler who inconceivably makes her stomach twist. When it becomes clear the irritating bluestocking will do anything for this blasted artifact and needs saving from herself, the earl-turned-smuggler steps in. Carting a cursed stone across the country with a know-it-all woman is not Red’s idea of fun, particularly when their journey runs far from smoothly…so why does he find himself enjoying her company just a little too much?
an love heal a wounded heart? Felicity Allen is the darling of audiences all over Europe, but she is deeply scarred by what she has endured. In her world, trusting a man is not an option, not even one as attractive and charming as Count Maximilian Berg. And yet, she finds his strength and tenderness—and his ideals—captivating and impossible to resist. Count Maximilian Berg has his own ghosts, but his focus is on secretly paving the way for greater freedom for Austria. When he meets Felicity, his desire for her is immediate, but he soon recognizes that he wants to cherish her, not seduce her, and that he must earn her trust so that she will believe him. As the revolution of 1848 holds Vienna in its grip, they struggle to find their way to each other in a world gone awry, where danger and betrayal lurk everywhere. Will they survive, and, if they do, will they be able to escape the past and build a future together? ***** Promises to Keep is the second book in the Fearless Women Historical Romance Series by best-selling author Nina Beaumont. Gutsy heroines and dashing heroes. Love, passion, and sensuality. Intrigue, rebellion, and revolution. A thrilling journey through 19th century Europe, packed with vivid, true-to-life historical detail. Read all of the books in the Fearless Women Historical Romance Series. Each can be enjoyed as a standalone romantic adventure. Sapphire Magic Promises to Keep Tapestry of Fate Tapestry of Dreams Surrender the Heart
Calista ‘CC’ Collins is used to being the talk of the town. With her scandalous past she’s learnt the hard way that a woman needs to be strong to get what she wants in a man’s world. And what she wants is the infamous Captain Beauford Tollier—roguish son of an earl, notorious blockade-runner and all-round knave of the seas. However, Captain Beau is not one to be cajoled—he is done with the dangerous sea life and ready to follow the life of the straight and narrow. But with many powerful forces circling around him, Beau doesn’t stand a chance…
Another Rip Roaring, Heart Warming Story of Love, Fear, and Redemption in the Wild West It’s 1891 and The DOLAN GIRLS western romance saga continues. This time it stars the feisty Ellie Dolan Parker, who finds herself caught up in the middle of the Wyoming Cattle Wars. Filled with rich, greedy cattle barons thirsty for prime land, crooked politicians, a major kidnapping, local ranchers in life-threatening danger, Butch Cassidy’s Hole In The Wall hideout, hired ‘guns’ from Texas, a troubled marriage, and a blossoming romance, this story is a colorful portrayal of a forgotten time. A time when these well-known events and their players filled the newspapers. Will Ellie make her mark? Or will she simply become one of the victims? HERE”S WHAT THEY”RE SAYING: “Wonderful characters in a western with twists and turns, both humorous and dark.” “Not only are the characters complex, the plot is believable, and the details are historically accurate, while the beautiful Wyoming backdrop is brought vividly to life by this incredibly talented author.” “If you love colorful stories about the old west that come to life like a movie in your head, then pick up a copy of Ellie & The War On Powder Creek.” “This story brings many important messages to light - family issues, women’s rights, forgiveness, friendship, compassion, and many more. If you enjoy historical Western fiction/romance, this series is definitely for you. Highly recommended! “This was truly a remarkable book. Great characters ...
Sarah, Lady Strathford, is ready for a little harmless frivolity with a man of her own age and her own appetites…surely that’s not too much to ask! After the death of her beloved husband years before Sarah is ready for an adventure… Enter the dashing, roguish – and baffling – Mr Cornelius Ravenhill. Ravenhill, however, is not the gentleman he seems, and soon Sarah finds herself battling against the corrupt and harsh world around her as it threatens to destroy all she holds dear. The question is, will her seduction at the hands of Mr Ravenhill prove to be her saviour or her downfall?
Wandering Home Will a justice-seeking wanderer find solace on a ranch with a stubborn widow determined to protect what is hers? Storybook Hero Can a starry-eyed dreamer’s search for adventure overcome a taciturn man’s belief he has nothing to offer? My Heart Knew Will falling in love with a strong-willed cowboy be the adventure a tomboy maid has been seeking? Sparked By Fire Can a wounded soul find solace in the attentions from a cook who nurtures through her culinary creations?
Pressured to marry for money, Julia Scott flees England and a cruel stepmother to determine if the West Indies is the paradise of her dreams. Attacked by pirates and desired by island natives, the only person she can trust is John Smith -- if that's her rescuer's true name. Reaching her uncle's station in English Harbor, Julia must find a way to face her feelings and deal with her traitorous family, a dashing new suitor, and the guardian angel, John Smith, who has no qualms sporting counterfeit names and less than what is proper attire.
Desperate to save her impoverished family, Eliza Masse begins corresponding with a homesteader named James. After a few months, she agrees to marry him – sight unseen. Is this the worst idea she's ever had? Scared and desperate, Eliza will have to learn fast – and what she learns will take her by surprise.
Handsome and wealthy, but with a painful past of his own, James Stanton isn't sure what to expect from the Eastern city girl he has agreed to marry. When they finally meet, one look at her fills his heart with hope. But can an arranged marriage possibly be a match made in heaven?
A Story of Hope, Romance, Suspense and True Love. ❤️
Jame's Mail-Order Bride is a sweet historical western romance novella in 3 parts. No Cliffhanger.
Heartbroken, carrying a bag of antique coins and the heavy burden of her aunt’s untimely death, Emily leaves the world of time travel and her beloved husband, Dell, behind. It doesn’t take long for her youth, beauty, and valuable coins to assist her in finding a new life in the Italian nightclub scene of the 1980s.
Regardless of which time she is occupying, however, Emily cannot escape her past or forgive herself for the lives she ruined. So when that past finds her, Emily must choose between her new life and an uncertain future with the loved ones she abandoned.
And that’s the easy part.
After reunions and parallel lives once again pull at Emily’s heartstrings, a new romance and all its problems might be her only hope for a normal life—the one she had before becoming a time traveler. But can she ever go home? Or is her lone outlet found within the pages of a new journal—a safe haven of sorts—inspired by a woman who never changes, a woman who remains forever Maude?
Forever Maude is the third book of The Dear Maude Trilogy. The first two, Dear Maude and For the Love of Maude, follow the journey of a college graduate, Emily Stanton, whose first job is anything but conventional. Thrust into the mysterious world of time travel, Emily learns to survive by baring her soul and secrets within the pages of a journal she addresses to her great-great-aunt, Maude, an ...
A man in search of a courtesan, and a woman in search of a ship - and neither will find what they thought they wanted… Lord George Northmere is tired of his lonely existence, and takes the radical decision to go against the ton and society's rules, and seek out comfort. But in all his thirty years, he has never met anyone quite like the fiery Italian Miss Florence Capria. After a riot forces them to take shelter for the night in an intimate small room, can Lord George ignore the growing passion Miss Capria is igniting in his once cold heart? Will being lost with a lord change Florence's destiny forever? This is the first in a series of eight Ravishing Regencies.
Love and war become intertwined as romance blooms between enemies during the American Revolution. Two hundred years later, descendants wage a similar battle as ancient hostilities stir danger for an unsuspecting woman whose heart is attracted to an adversary from long ago. Two romances, two hundred years apart yet connected through the ages.
“You Are My Sunshine,” is the sequel to “All My Love, Detrick,” this bestselling novel is set during the holocaust. When Helga Haswell becomes pregnant by a married SS officer who abandons her, she finds herself alone and desperate. She is afraid to tell her parents that she is pregnant out of wedlock, so her doctor suggests that Helga check into Heinrich Himmler’s home for the Lebensborn. This is a program, he explains, that has been instituted by the Nazi’s to create perfect Aryan babies. Since Helga is of pure German blood and the child’s father is an SS officer, she will be accepted, the doctor explains. Her child will have a good life because adoption is available only to the finest of Hitler’s Elite. Not only this, the doctor says but during her pregnancy, Helga will have the finest food and medical care available. And, instead of a life of shame, she will be honored for her efforts in producing a perfect Aryan child for the new world that Hitler is in the process of creating. Then after the baby is born, the Lebensborn will take the child and assume all future responsibilities releasing Helga to live her life without the burden of a fatherless offspring. In her desperation, all of this sounded perfect to Helga, that was of course before she felt life stir within her womb. However, by the time this occurred it was already too late. She had already moved into Steinhoring, home for the Lebensorn, and there was no possibility of turning back. The papers were signed. She ...
Lady Isabella fancies herself in love with wicked and handsome Lord John, but it is his conventional and boring older brother Robert, Duke of Wyndam she is expected to marry. But when John runs off with the beautiful wife of a French Assassin, John's past plunges them all into danger and Isabella discovers that Robert isn't so boring after all.
Lizzie has lost everything she ever cared for in this world... how will she carry with no where to go and no one to turn to? Young and courageous Lizzie Ward sets off from Independence, Missouri with her family early one bright sunny morning with their worldly possessions packed tightly into the back of a prairie schooner wagon. Intending to follow the Oregon trail along with other pioneers, they cross the vast American Continent. They witness breathtakingly beautiful landscapes that conceal hidden threats waiting to catch them out unexpectedly. They encounter many hardships that test their resolve and push Lizzie beyond limits she never dreamed she was capable of. The family must reach Oregon in time to claim their share of government land if they are to succeed in building their own personal piece of heaven in the West. What does the journey hold for them?... Will they be able to make it to Oregon to claim their fertile Promised Land? Is Lizzie strong enough to cope with all that life in the wilderness will throw at her?
A prostitute, a spy, and the liberation of Paris. Sold by her parents to settle a debt, Rolande Bisset is forced into prostitution. Years later, shunned by her family and most of society, it’s the only way she knows how to subsist. When the Germans overrun Paris, she decides she’s had enough of evil men controlling her life and uses her wiles to obtain information for the Allied forces. Branded a collaborator, her life hangs in the balance. Then an American spy stumbles onto her doorstep. Is redemption within her grasp? Simon Harlow is one of an elite corps of American soldiers. Regularly chosen for dangerous covert missions, he is tasked with infiltrating Paris to ascertain the Axis’s defenses. Nearly caught by German forces moments after arriving, he owes his life to the beautiful prostitute who claims she’s been waiting for the Allies to arrive. Her lifestyle goes against everything he believes in, but will she steal his heart during his quest to liberate her city? Inspired by the biblical story of Rahab, Love’s Rescue is a tale of faith and hope during one of history’s darkest periods.
Two worlds. One haunting. One love that won’t let go. In the concluding part of the trilogy the stories of Sofia and Laura finally merge into one. Now, redemption seems finally possible... BRIGHTON 1988 Sofia does her best to get over Danny, but The Lady won't leave her in peace. The spirit guides her to meet more people who knew Laura, and now begins to haunt Danny as well. What will happen when he wears Christian’s scarf? And who is the third person being haunted, and why? BRIGHTON 1940 Laura is relieved to hear about Christian’s narrow escape from Dunkirk, despite his serious injury. Things at home are as harrowing as ever, but she holds on to a glimmer of hope. When he discovers an old secret, Christian returns to Brighton. Will the old sweethearts find happiness at last or will Charles never allow it?
A rousing family saga for the fight for America's independence! The winds of change brews over the colonies. Tension against the crown is mounting daily. In Williamsburg, the rebellion burns strong in the hearts of two siblings, Jonathan and Hannah Corbett. Spirited and headstrong, Hannah finds herself thrust in the middle of a conspiracy when her father receives a strange package from Philadelphia. Jonathan, a physician for the Continental Army, is torn between duty and family. With war looming on the horizon, the siblings soon discover there is a high price to be paid for the cry for freedom.
A heartwarming, second chances, reunion romance from a New York Times bestselling author: Enjoy a fun regency romp featuring a spinster in a counting house, a grumpy duke, goats, true love, and a partridge in a pear tree. What could go wrong? Absolutely everything! Beware romantic spirits from Christmas past... Due to the terms of an estranged relative's will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. As soon as he restores his family legacy, he'll return to London where he belongs. He definitely won't rekindle the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he'd left behind... Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming scoundrels like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole a kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he's back—and they both know he won't stay. But how can she maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core? The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is a serial! The books may have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue to the next book. Do not begin if you don't want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books--Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise. Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon--here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country's most turbulent times--Southern Legacy Serial. Belle of Charleston, Book One In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen,their character could never be questioned--loyalty, honor, duty to one's country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until...their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman--Josephine Buchanan Wright. Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomerys cousins...until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?
When her parents and twin brother die within weeks of each other, Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin. Desperate to save her family from debtor's prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose. She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury, and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love, but his tainted past may forever stand in their way. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret.
Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he'd thought long dead. He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life, Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer's attempt to exterminate every member of her family. Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heart. And Cole must protect Alicia from the killer who has been exterminating her family before she is the next target.